Wednesday, July 31, 2013

White Texas Sheet Cake

Kathleen from challenged us to a white tablesetting using only one other color as an accent.  You can check out her party at Let's Dish!  I decided to use green as my accent color, as it's so fitting for my garden setting. 

I clipped a fern sprig and sandwiched it between two clear plates from Ikea (99 cents each).  I saw this idea in Country Living not too long ago and loved it. 
I used my white crocheted cloth with a green one underneath.  My favorite green Dollar Tree goblets add some more green color and napkins are hand towels from Target.   
My centerpiece is a fern in a white basket,  along with a greenish hued bird and a candle that our youngest son and sweet DIL brought back from  the Cathedrale Notre Dame De Paris, where they lit candles for my dear hubby and me. 
This White Texas Sheet Cake recipe I saved from Martha at Lines From Linderhof , waiting for the right time to use it.  Martha sent me this recipe after I posted  my Texas Sheet Cake, which is a chocolate version.  The white one is so good and actually tastes better the next day.  Martha suggested pansies as an adornment for the cake, but my pansies are long gone from our Texas heat.  I used  some mint for a bit of green color.  Wouldn't it be fun to make both cakes for a party?

1 cup butter
1 c. water
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. sour cream
1 t. almond extract
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1/2 c butter
1/4 c. milk
4 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 t. almond extract
In large saucepan, bring butter and water to a boil.    Remove from heat, stir in the flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond extract, baking soda and salt until smooth.    Pour into a greased sheet cake pan.    Bake at 375 for 20 to 22 minutes.   (or until a toothpick comes out clean and cake is golden brown)   Cool for 20 minutes.    
 For frosting:   in  a large saucepan, combine butter and milk.    Bring to a boil.   Remove from the heat, stir in the sugar and extract; spread over warm cake.

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

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              Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Kitty - what a lovely table and love the tablecloth. The ferns make this really special - not to mention the CAKE!

  2. Beautiful outdoor setting and I love how you used fern. Love the tablecloth too....Christine

  3. I love your beautiful outdoor setting and the tablecloth is lovely too! The cake is making me drool! Thanks for the recipe...Im copying this! Thank you Kitty for your sweet and kind visit my friend.
    Big hugs,

  4. Lovely colors, Kitty! The lace looks so pretty over the green table cloth. And what a clever idea to put the fern in between two plates - love it! Your sheet cake looks very tasty :)

    Hugs to you!

  5. Very beautiful, Kitty. Oh, that cake looks so dee-lish. Wish I had a small piece right now. xo

  6. Kitty, this is lovely! The green and white offer a cool ambiance for a hot July day. Perfect! Love the idea of the fern sandwiched between the glass plates. I have a set of glass plates so I need to remember to use this idea. Clever! I grew up on the Texas sheet cake which I new by the name of Nacogdoches Cake. I missed Martha's post on the white version, so happy to have this twist on the recipe. I'm going to make one. Love the idea of making one of each for a party.
    Keeping you in my thoughts........Sarah

  7. Kitty, I love this table. The ferns are so sweet in between the glass - I saw this idea on the Save on Crafts website, but I have never used it. Your sheet cake looks yummy - wish I had "taste-'o-vision" (I made up that word, but I think it applies here - lol!)!! P. S. I adore that crocheted piece!!!

  8. Love it Kitty! The fern between the plates is a fab idea, beautiful.

    White cake, hubby's favorite with some berries. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :) Pam

  9. Love your gorgeous green and white tablescape. Even a white sheet cake!
    Gorgeous, I'll have to give this recipe a try.

  10. WELL DONE, Kitty!

    You rose to the challenge and "done goodly."

    Your cake looks delicious too!

    Love the idea about the fern frond between the two plates, that's clever.

  11. Lovin' your pretty table Kitty, the fern leaf looks so neat between the plates! I've only learned about Texas sheet cakes since blogging and they are good:@)

  12. Kitty~ I love the fern frond between your plates and your lacy crocheted cloth on your table! Your white version sheet cake sounds delicious!

  13. Kitty, you set a wonderful outdoor table...and that cake looks wonderful.


  14. Hi Kitty,

    You are so clever sandwiching a fern in between two plates to create a "new plate"! What a lovely and relaxing setting to enjoy a slice of your delicious white Texas cake!


  15. Kitty it is so much fun to view each of your tables. The green and white colors are great for your outdoor setting! I love the idea of placing the fern frond between two glass plates! Your beautiful white tablecloth is very elegant and love the green undercloth!
    Have a wonderful week and stay cool!


  16. Yum, that sheet cake with the sour cream and the almond sounds delicious!!! And your table looks so cool and serene. I tried to do a green and white for Kathleen's challenge but it didn't work out. You did a fabulous job. Linda

  17. Love your table setting, Kitty. Your choice of green is perfect for this time of year. What a neat idea to put the fern between two plates! I've made the white cake in the past and need to make it again! It's been cooler here so I can use the oven! Praying you and hubby are doing well.

  18. Kitty,
    My favorite color scheme for tablescaping is black, white and green.
    You, dear friend, have used white and green to perfection in this lovely Garden setting!!!
    I adore the use of green fern beneath the clear glass plate!!!
    The lace tablecloth is so~o~o romantic, very Edwardian!
    Martha is an excellent cook, and I, too, enjoy many of her recipes.
    I'll be copying this Texas Sheet Cake for future use.

  19. So pretty and crisp!

    - The Tablescaper

  20. What a lovely recipe and tablescape. I do love the greens on your table. I also have a Boston fern on my front porch, and
    love it so. Great idea to put a clipping between clear plates. I will definitely have to share that with a friend who loves her tablescapes!

  21. A lovely tablescape and your cake turned out well. Love the mint if you don't have pansies. And yes, I often make one of each if I am serving a lot of people then everyone can have their choice of white or chocolate!

  22. ooh!! I love this look!! I may have to try this - Think of all the possibilities!! I have a thing for ferns - but I can never seem to keep them alive. Great setting!

  23. Beautiful table, Kitty. I like how you used the fern frond under the clear glass. I have never heard of a white Texas Sheet Cake. This looks delicious!

  24. I made a beeline to my pin it button when I saw the fern leaf under the plate. I love that idea and can't wait to replicate it. I wanted to remember from whom I copied. It looks particularly lovely with the sheet cake on it topped with the leaf. I love that.

    (And I have tried Texas sheet cake once. I would make it again because it was so good.)

  25. Love your idea of the fern and then the white plate underneath.
    The cake look yummy!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  26. Hi Kitty - what a fun idea to bring in the greenery! Great to party with you. Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

  27. Love your outdoor setting...and what a great idea sandwiching the ferns between clear plates.
    Delicious looking cake.
    Have a wonderful week, Kitty...

  28. The fern in between the clear plates is such a unique idea! At first I thought it was a drizzle of some kind of green sauce! Green and white is always inviting, and this time of year in automatically makes one feel cooler! Your cake looks yummy too!

  29. Kitty, I love that fern frond between the glass plates, you clever girl. Very sneaky way to use only white dishes, but add pattern! Your table is so bright and fresh, and the candle is such a special treasure. The cake looks delicious. laurie

  30. I love the idea of something in between the glass plates, a leaf in fall would be pretty too. Jennifer

  31. I've never heard of white Texas sheet cake. I'm intrigued for sure. And I love your idea of sandwiching greenery between plates. Great idea!!

  32. What a pretty table setting! This cake looks pretty yummy! Thanks for joining TTF this week.


  33. Kitty, your cake is calling my name. I love your white and green tablescape--it's so elegant.

  34. What a brilliant idea to feature an organic sprig beneath the clear glass! I will have to see if it will work with some slightly textured clear glass plates that I have.
    I'm kicking myself for not getting some of those green stems from the Dollar Store. They work with so many color schemes.

    Lucky you to have such a lovely white tablecloth overlay. It is BEAUTIFUL!!

    I've never tasted white Texas Sheet cake. Add another recipe to my long list of potentials to try from you.


  35. Hi dear Kitty! I just stopped by to get your yummy recipe :) There is a church dinner tomorrow (which I forgot about - oops!) and I am making your cake to take for dessert :) Thanks for sharing, sweet friend.

    Hugs to you!

  36. Your White Texas Sheet Cake looks so pretty on your lovely plate. I love the placement of the fresh fern leaf on the plate. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  37. White Texas Sheet Cake has been on my list to try. Glad you posted this to remind me!

  38. Hi Kitty, I love the look of the ferns underneath the clear plate. Pinning it for future reference. Also, I am much more a white cake person than a chocolate. Never knew there was a white version of the Texas sheet cake. Yahoo! Loving this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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